Concerts

Booker T. and the MGs – Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993; 2014 reissue)

Booker T. and the MGs – Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (1993; 2014 reissue)

I’m sure there will be those who balk at a title like that, what with Neil Young, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and Bob Dylan himself, of course, appearing on this gala 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration reissue.

‘It’s not going to be possible’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

‘It’s not going to be possible’: Crimson ProjeKCt’s Kiev date cancelled as Ukraine unrest continues

Unrest across Ukraine has forced Crimson ProjeKCt to put off the second date of its upcoming tour. The group is set to play the first of 20-plus scheduled concerts at Tel Aviv on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, with shows continuing through April 2014 in the UK, Russia, France and Italy, among others.

‘We just don’t do that song’: Ricky Phillips wants Styx to dig deep for classic track

‘We just don’t do that song’: Ricky Phillips wants Styx to dig deep for classic track

Ricky Phillips has been lobbying for a classic Styx song since his arrival in the band in 2003, and yet he says the dynamics of creating a concert setlist haven’t allowed them to bring it back.

‘That changed every member of that band’s life’: Steve Cropper to return to site of stirring Stax success

‘That changed every member of that band’s life’: Steve Cropper to return to site of stirring Stax success

When Steve Cropper performs another round of European dates with the Animals in the fall, he will be returning to the site of some of Stax Records’ biggest — and, for some, most surprising — successes in the late 1960s. An explosive revue featuring Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas and Eddie Floyd was backed by Booker T. andRead More

‘I’m sorry to have to move the dates’: David Crosby on the heart procedure that halted his solo tour

‘I’m sorry to have to move the dates’: David Crosby on the heart procedure that halted his solo tour

David Crosby had ended his on-going solo tour after undergoing a heart procedure. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer says he’s “feeling great,” but shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco have been postponed. An upcoming tour as part of Crosby Stills and Nash is expected to go on as scheduled, beginning March 4 in Richmond, Va.

‘I am distraught over having to postpone’: Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer nixes U.S. tour

Jeremy Spencer had hoped to mount his first major U.S. tour since his glory days as a co-founding member of Fleetwood Mac, but it wasn’t to be. Spencer has cancelled, citing illness.

‘We did not expect this’: Styx, Foreigner, Eagles’ Don Felder collaborate on new music

‘We did not expect this’: Styx, Foreigner, Eagles’ Don Felder collaborate on new music

Styx, Foreigner and the Eagles’ Don Felder didn’t just announce a blockbuster summer tour this week. They’ve also recorded a new collaborative version of “Hotel California,” and they’re thrilled with the results.

My plane tickets are booked: Time for a return to the Paisley Underground

My plane tickets are booked: Time for a return to the Paisley Underground

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but when I was a kid, it was rare indeed for most major rock acts to stop anywhere close to where I lived as they trotted across North America on one of their “World Tours.”

‘This is short, but it needs to be’: Charlie Watts says new tour suits aging Rolling Stones

‘This is short, but it needs to be’: Charlie Watts says new tour suits aging Rolling Stones

Gone are the days when the Rolling Stones mounted globe-trotting, seemingly never-ending tours. And that’s just fine with Charlie Watts, the now-72-year-old founding drummer.

‘Roger and myself and who knows who else’: Is Adam Lambert part of Brian May’s plans for Queen tour?

‘Roger and myself and who knows who else’: Is Adam Lambert part of Brian May’s plans for Queen tour?

Queen seems set to play some concert dates in 2014 — Brian May says he and Roger Taylor have even toasted the idea — but, in a surprise move, no mention is being made of Adam Lambert.